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Our world is poised on the edge of a revolution in the science of materials. From carbon nanotubes to spider silk, sticky gecko feet to bulletproof foam, scientists are combining high-technology with nature's most incredible inventions to create a new generation of materials that are stronger, smaller, cleaner, and smarter than anything we've seen before. Hosted by The New York Time's lively technology correspondent David Pogue, each hour in this four-part series explores the talent, luck, and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough.

From the deck of a Navy aircraft carrier to the driver's seat in a demolition derby, MAKING STUFF showcases materials pushed to the extreme, then takes viewers on a nano-journey inside to reveal how atoms themselves can be manipulated. The results will change the future of medicine, computers, energy, and more: the "stuff" that makes this material world turn.


Total Run Time: 240 minutes.



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